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  • 1. [Type the document title] [Year] Course: BCTW Assignment no: 3 Cover Letter Roll no: MSc it-F 12-M33From: Shan shaukat [Pick the date]TO: Sir Rizwan Bhatti Composed by:shan shaukat Email:shanshaukat125@gmail.com
  • 2. [Type the document title] [Year]Cover Letter A cover letter is a letter sent alongside your resume to introduce yourself, explain why you are sending in your resume, and provide more information about yourself.Definition A cover letter is a document sent with your resume to provide additional informationon your skills and experience.A cover letter typically provides detailed information on why you are qualified for the job youare applying for. Effective cover letters explain the reasons for your interest in the specificorganization and identify your most relevant skills or experiences.How to Write a Cover Letter?Writing a cover letter often seems like a particularly daunting task. However, if you take it onestep at a time, youll soon be an expert at writing cover letters to send with your resume.A cover letter typically accompanies each resume you send out. Your cover letter may make thedifference between obtaining a job interview and having your resume ignored, so it makes goodsense to devote the necessary time and effort to writing effective cover letters.FormatCover letters are generally one page at most in length, divided into a header, introduction, body,and closing.[2]  Header. Cover letters use standard business letter style, with the senders address and other information, the recipients contact information, and the date sent after either the senders or the recipients address. Following that is an optional reference section (e.g. "RE: Internship Opportunity at Global Corporation") and an optional transmission note (e.g. "Via Email to jobs@example.net"). The final part of the header is a salutation (e.g., "Dear Hiring Managers"). [Pick the date]  Introduction. The introduction briefly states the specific position desired, and should be designed to catch the employers immediate interest.  Body. The body highlights or amplifies on material in the resume or job application, and explains why the job seeker is interested in the job and would be of value to the employer. Also, matters discussed typically include
  • 3. [Type the document title] [Year] skills, qualifications, and past experience. If there are any special things to note such as availability date, they may be included as well.  Closing. A closing sums up the letter and indicates the next step the applicant expects to take. It may indicate that the applicant intends to contact the employer, although many favor the more indirect approach of simply saying that the applicant will look forward to hearing from or speaking with the employer. After the closing is a valediction (e.g. "Sincerely"), and then a signature line. Optionally, the abbreviation "ENCL" may be used to indicate that there are enclosures.A Few Things to Keep in Mind  Do not over use “I”Instead, place the focus on the employer and use theword “you”  Avoid writing more than one page; since you areprobably competing with other applicants, employersjust don’t have the time to read two pages  The point of the cover letter is to flesh out yourresume’s selling points not to repeat the samethings that appear in your resume [Pick the date]
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  • 6. [Type the document title] [Year] Cover Letter Sample Ima Good Student 800 North University Avenue #22220Your Contact Info Provo, Utah 84601 801 555-5555Date July 15, 2009 Jane Q. Recruiter, Employment ManagerContact Info ASuper Employer 123 Broad Street New York City, NY 10000-0001Greeting Dear Jane (Ms. Recruiter): After meeting you at our recent campus Career Fair I have taken the opportunity to learn much more about ASuper Employer. I would like to accept your offer to consider me as a candidate for yourIntroduction internship program and have enclosed my resume for your review. I believe I bring skills and experience that will benefit the company and add to its already successful record. Some of my specific abilities related to your job opening follow:What you offer Valuing teamwork synergy and leadership through employment and class team projects.them Solving complex and complicated problems using applied analysis techniques and research. Thinking critically to determine needs in ambiguous settings and thoroughly developing efficient recommendations and solutions. Please review my resume for a more detailed synopsis of my experience and qualifications. For the past year I have worked at ALess Super Employer and appreciate the high regard given to your organization by its major competition. I look forward to discussing my background with your recruiting team when you come to interviewWhat happens this month. It is easiest to contact me via email or at the number listed above. I am in class Monday through Friday from 10 am until 2 pm each day. If I am unable to answer please feel free to leave a message and I will return your call as quickly as possible.now/next Thank you for considering me for an internship at A Super Employer. I will contact you early next week to determine how we should proceed.Close Sincerely, Ima Good Student [Pick the date]